The 15th annual Pangos All-South Frosh/Soph Camp presented by Ethika was held earlier this Fall (October 3-4) at Duncanville (Dallas TX). This event featured approximately 220+ top 2023 and 2024 prospects (along with a few talented 2025 players) from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, Georgia, Florida and California. This camp has a long tradition of showcasing many of the best young talent of the South and boast alumni the likes of Trae Young, DeAaron Fox, Terrance Ferguson, Cade Cunningham, Tyrese Maxey, Charles Bassey, Greg Brown and Moses Moody.
The depth of the talent present had media/scouts optimistic about the future of Southwest high school hoops and this platform gave talented young prospects in those classes a real opportunity to display their skills and future potential.
BallerTV.com live-streamed all games at the event (they are also now available for replay): https://www.ballertv.com/events/all-south-frosh-soph-camp-2020
Media/scouts on hand this year included Dinos Trigonis (Fullcourt Press, Pangos & Nothing But Net Magazine), Frank Burlison (BurlisonOnBasketball.com, McDonald’s All-American Game voter & NBPA Camp selection committee), Van Coleman (Nothing But Net Magazine National Recruiting Analyst, McDonald’s All-American Game voter & NBPA Camp Selection Committee), Ronnie Flores (GrassrootsHoops.net, Mr. Basketball USA Tracker, Fab50 National HS team rankings & BallisLife.com), John Stovall (ESPN.com), Brad Hensley (BallisLife.com), Alan Branch (Texas Boys Basketball), Ani Umana (5 State Hoop Report & Texas Boys Basketball), Chad Groth (AreaCodesBasketball.com), Chris Popoola (Popoola Rating & Development), Kellen Buffington (TheTB5Reports), Brandon Jenkins (247Sports.com), Paul Miranda (Da Real Talk Nation), Andre Powe (Inside the Rim), & Allen Pettigrew Jr. (Prep Hoops Texas), Jerina Madayag (InfluenceRecruiting.com), Reginald Burke (Bay Area Hoops), Johnny Berry (Southern Prospects Report), Edmond Taylor (Taylor Made Hoops), Darrell Johnson (All-Metro Hoops), Juwan Davis (We Dem Pos Sports) and Jabari Johnson (HeadsUP! Media and Scouting) and video-outlets Ball Dawgs, Overtime, Theo Visuals, Top 100 Talent, IMComingInc, Take My Talent and Texas Ranked.
The camp was loaded with athletic wings with and skilled guards as well as several big men with length and excellent long-term potential. The top 60 players were selected by the national media/scouts present and were showcased in the two “cream of the crop” games held at the conclusion of the event. Unfortunately, there was not enough room for all of the worthy kids deserving to be in the two all-star games so I have listed those not honored as all-star game selections but nonetheless impressive, as camp “honorable mention” at the end of this report.
Based upon their outstanding play, sophomores 6-3 Robert Jones Jr., 6-5 Christopher Lockett and 6-8 Brandon Garrison were named overall camp co-Most Outstanding Players.
In the Top 30 Game, it was game co-MVP 5-11 PG TJohnn Brown scoring 10 points, dishing out 4 assists and having 3 steals while leading the White Team to a 103-95 win over the Black squad. 6-5 2024 K. Annor Boateng led the Black unit with 12 points/six boards and earned his share of co-MVP honors in the process.
In the Top 60 game, game co-MVP 2022 guard Exodus Ayers sparked the Black team past the White squad 112-89 with 13 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Earning game co-MVP honors for the White unit was 6-7 2022 Jacob Crow with 12 points and 5 boards.
For a full-length Baller.tv re-play of the Top 30 Game: https://www.ballertv.com/all-south-frosh-soph-camp/streams/white-vs-black-94168499-88cf-4969-8991-7980a5c12ddc?sport=basketball
While this is a review of the camp, please keep in mind that this is a very early look at underclass prospects that have much room for future growth and are all “unfinished” products.
Below, we will highlight the players that were selected to the Top 30 game as well as list the Top 60 Game selections and “honorable mention” camp players.
Top 30 Cream of the Crop Game Selections
(in alphabetical order)
Amier Ali 6’7” 2024 Spring Creek Academy (Plano TX)
Young and versatile forward is productive in the paint and a more than solid rebounder. Rangy defender is definitely one to track in 2024. Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) selected Ali as his #8 player in camp.
Dean Balo 6’3″ 2023 JJ Pearce (Richardson TX)
Scoring point guard makes excellent decisions and is a pin-point passer. Very good student is getting early interest from Texas Tech and Texas State. Dad (Scott Balo) played his HS ball at Santa Margarita (CA) for Jerry DeBusk.
Deontrell Barrett 6’0″ 2024 Faith Family Academy (Dallas TX)
Crafty lefty point guard is also a good on-ball defender. Strong with the rock, Barrett is a very good 3-point shooter (had 2 “threes” in the Top 30 Game).
Finley Bizjack 6’4″ 2023 Byron Nelson (Trophy Club TX)
Heady lead guard can make plays for himself and others utilizing a very nifty hesitation dribble move. Excellent student has nice range on jump shot and possesses early offers from Stanford, TCU, DePaul and UT-Arlington.
Layden Blocker 6’2″ 2023 Little Rock Christian Academy (AR)
Quick and athletic left guard is a terror in transition and loves to attack the rim for the flush. Block had 10 points in Top 30 Game and early offers from Arkansas, TCU, Auburn, Virginia Tech, St. John’s, Virginia Tech, Tulane, Southern Miss, Central Arkansas and Oral Roberts.
K. Annor Boateng 6’5″ 2024 Little Rock Central (AR)
Athletic young wing with size and strength is a legit HM prospect with nation-wide recruiting value. Boateng’s 12 points/6 boards in the Top 30 Game earned him a share of Game MVP honors. Prior to this camp Boateng only held one offer from Arkansas Pine-Buff and after his stellar performance here Eric Musselman made him a Razorback 2024 priority by extending an offer of his own.
TJohnn Brown 5’11″ 2023 South Garland (Garland TX)
Quick and pesky PG competes with energy every time he steps on the floor and is has proven to be consistently productive. Brown played well at the Pangos Best of Dallas League this past August and he was on his “A” game at this camp as well – topping it off with 10 points/4 assists/3 steals in Top 30 Game – earning a share of game co-MVP honors. Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) ranked Brown as his #10 player in camp.
Jacolb Cole 6’7″ 2023 Bellaire (TX)
Versatile, multi-dimensional position player is a lefty that can handle the rock out on the perimeter, stroke the outside jumper and finish with authority at the rim. Excellent upside! Cole’s talent and upside have not gone unnoticed as LSU, TCU and Ole Miss have already offered. Cole had 10 points/5 boards in the Top 30 Game. Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) slotted Cole as his #3 player in camp. Jacolb has early offers from LSU, Ole Miss and TCU with interest from Texas Tech.
Shane Douma-Sanchez 6’0″ 2023 Del Norte (Albuquerque NM)
Heady and tough PG always seems to make the right decision. Very good shooter hit 2 “threes” in the Top 30 Game. Shane’s Top 30 Game selection here followed up his excellent performance at the Pangos All-West Fr/So Camp in St. George UT (where he was also named to the Top 30 Game). Terrific student too.
Jaxson Ford 6’7″ 2024 Prosper (TX)
Strong and athletic forward impacts the game on both ends. Very promising young prospect finishes well in traffic and is a premier shot-blocker. Future Big 12 target has real High-major potential. Time to buy stock is now!
Dalen Fuller 6’4” 2024 Union (Tulsa OK)
Extremely promising wing with nice athleticism and skill package. High-major lefty is strong and explosive in the open floor and rebounds well for size. Fuller had 12 points in the Top 30 Game.
Brandon Garrison 6’8″ 2023 Del City (OK)
Long and active PF that runs floor well and functions as a tenacious rim-protector & rebounder. Garrison has range on his perimeter shot and can finish at the rim in traffic. Brandon’s fine and consistent play here earned him a share of overall camp MOP honors. Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) picked Garrison as his #2 player in camp. Garrison has heard from in-state programs Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
Tristan Gross 6’4″ 2023 Calvary Christian (Clearwater FL)
Highly skilled WG is an elite shooter from behind the arc. Underrated athlete and excellent student plays with poise. Gross received him 1st D1 offer in November from SMU and also has interest from Creighton, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Texas and Pepperdine.
Robert Jones Jr. 6’3” 2023 Ray Braswell (Aubrey TX)
Strong and quick lead guard with very potent mid-range game is a great competitor that can make shots especially from mid-range. Jones was outstanding all camp long, draining jump shot after jump shot and displayed excellent defensive technique and intensity. Jones finished off a great camp with 10 points in the Top 30 Game and was named overall co-MOP. Van Coleman has him slotted #12 nationally in his Nothing But Net Magazine 2023 rankings. Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) pegged Jones as his #1 player in camp. Having no official offers prior to the camp, the word got out quickly with TCU and Tulsa quickly extending offers. Very good student too. Camp video-highlights: https://twitter.com/BallerTV/status/1313221427269697537
Todd Jones 6’7″ 2024 Isidore Newman (New Orleans LA)
Smooth hybrid-forward with nice all-around skill set. Jones had 10 points in the Top 30 Game. Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) pegged Jones as his #8 player in camp.
Jamyron Keller 6’2″ 2023 Ellison (Killeen TX)
Tough as nails guard with quickness and athleticism competes on all cylinders. Jamyron scored 11 points in the Top 30 Game. Keller has early offers from SMU, Wyoming and Sam Houston State.
Kenyon “KJ” Lewis 6’4” 2023 Chapin (El Paso TX)
Strong and explosive WG plays with assertiveness and energy is the best prospect out of El Paso in years. Just named as ESPN.com’s #21 2023 prospect, KJ had 13 points in the Top 30 Game. Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) chose Lewis as his #4 player in camp. Lewis has picked up early offers from TCU, Arizona State, Texas A&M, Houston, UTEP, DePaul and Western Illinois.
Christopher Lockett Jr. 6’5” 2023 Isidore Newman (New Orleans LA)
Big and talented guard that can score in a wide variety of ways and is a very underrated passer. 247Sports.com’s composite #18 2023 prospect has offers from LSU, Baylor, Georgetown, Oklahoma State, Wichita State, Houston, Memphis, Vanderbilt and Grambling State. Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) claimed Lockett as his #5 player in camp and ESPN.com now has him as their #19 prospect in 2023.
Justin McBride 6’6″ 2023 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson VA)
Tough WF with more than solid all-around game is a DFW area native that can explode to rim as well as finish through contact. Justin had 13 points in the Top 30 Game. McBride is the #33 overall 2023 247Sports.com prospect that has picked up offers Kansas, TCU and Arkansas after his impressive play here in Duncanville. Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) selected McBride as his #6 player in camp.
Liam McNeeley 6’6″ 2024 Pearce (Richardson TX)
Terrific young 2-way player is an athletic and skilled swingman with great feel. Legit contender for DFW’s #1 frosh prospect spot has offers already from Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, SMU and TCU with Cincinnati, Rice, and Stanford showing interest. Ronnie Flores (Ball is Life & Grassrootshoops.net) ranked Liam as his #7 player in camp.
Doryan Onwuchekwa 6’9″ 2024 Faith Family Academy (Dallas TX)
Big post with nice skill level and emerging athleticism and strength has good footwork in the paint. Doryan has early offers from Texas A&M, SMU and Troy.
Prince Oseya 6’9″ 2024 Premier Academy (Houston TX)
Active rebounder can finish with authority at the rim. Big man runs the floor well and can shoot the “3.” Young prospect worthy of high-major monitoring.
Mier Panoam 6’2″ 2023 Norcross (GA)
Quick and explosive combo-guard is an Alaskan native that makes plays on both ends of the floors. Sudanese-American and very good defender is an “A” student that has an early offer from DePaul.
Dink Pate 6’6″ 2024 LG Pinkston (Dallas TX)
Very promising young swingman with a nice skill set and a great attitude. SMU, Troy and UT-Arlington have extended early offers.
Kevin Paul 6’9 2023 Universal Academy (Dallas TX)
Formidable shot-blocker with quick hands on defense can also score in traffic.
Chiang Ring 6’8″ 2024 Minneapolis South (Minneapolis MN)
Long and wiry hybrid-forward is quick off his feet and can score around the cup. Ring has the defensive versatility to guard the post as well as out on the perimeter.
Bralyn Smith 6’5” 2023 TACA Home School (Dallas TX)
Wing with nice length and excellent 3-point shooting ability and smooth release on his shot. Scores also well in transition.
Ernest Smith II 6’1″ 2023 East (Memphis TN)
Crafty lefty combo-guard can score from deep beyond the 3-point arc as well as via a very effective floater in the paint.
Drew Steffe 6’5″ 2023 Frisco Memorial (Frisco TX)
Sharp-shooting lead guard with a perimeter stroke smoother than a shot of top shelf cognac. Excellent student reminds me of a young Vinnie Del Negro. Drew has offers from Arizona State, Auburn, Oklahoma State, SMU, Georgia Tech, TCU, DePaul, UTEP, Tulane, Western Michigan and UT-Arlington.
Ja’Kobe Walter 6’5″ 2023 McKinney (TX)
Walter is one of the most talented Soph WGs in nation – currently ranked #14 nationally by 247Sports.com. Complete package player with the size, skill and requisite athleticism to be an impact player at the high-major level. Walter has offers from Alabama, Baylor, Memphis, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas A&M and SMU.
Carl’sheon Young 6’4” 2025 Hefner MS (Oklahoma City OK)
Extremely talented young wing guard with real HM potential. Terrific shooter handles rock well. National scout and McDonald’s All-American Game selection committee member Frank Burlison considered Young as the best 2025 prospect at all of this year’s Pangos All-Frosh/Soph Camps.
Players that were selected to the “Top 60” Game (in alphabetical order) include:
Carmelo Adkins 6’4” 2023 Fossil Ridge (Ft. Worth TX)
Samson Aleton 6’8” 2023 Lake Highlands (Dallas TX)
Exodus Ayers 6’0″ 2023 La Cueva (Albuquerque NM)
Adrian Banks 6’2” 2023 Lewisville (TX)
Caleb Barrett 6’3 2023 Plano (TX)
Omari Burnett 6’0″ 2023 Marcus (Flower Mound TX)
Mister Burnside 6’1″ 2024 Paraclete (Lancaster CA)
Corey Chest 6’7″ 2023 Mcmain (New Orleans LA)
Jacob Crow 6’5″ 2023 Tulsa NOAH homeschool (OK)
Jeremiah Evans 6’6″ 2024 Southwood (Shreveport LA)
Malachi Evans 6’9″ 2023 Hamilton Christian (Lake Charles LA)
Jayden Forrest 6’1″ 2023 Marion (AR)
Josh Goodall 6’5″ 2024 Canyon (Anaheim CA)
Anden Holmes 6’8” 2023 V.R. Eaton (Haslet TX)
Landen Hughlett 6’1″ 2023 ischool of Lewisville (TX)
Jarreth Ingram 6’7″ 2023 Home School (Skiatook OK)
Richard “Tre” Johnson 6’4” 2024 Lake Highlands (Dallas TX)
Shamar Jones 6’4″ 2025 Home School “Classic Conversations” (CA)
Brayden Kyman 6’4″ 2025 Togethership EAMS (Mission Viejo CA)
Jaland Lowe 6’1″ 2023 The Kinkaid School (Houston TX)
Nazar Mahmoud 6’4” 2023 Rouse (Leander TX)
Isaiah Manning 6’7″ 2023 Mansfield-Legacy (Mansfield TX)
Daniel Ntambwe 6’5″ 2023 Central Point Christian Academy (Orlando FL)
Kedrick Osby 6’7″ 2023 Moss Point (MS)
Cameren Paul 6’6″ 2025 Universal Academy (Dallas TX)
Micah Robinson 6’5″ 2024 Frisco (TX)
Levi Rutledge 6’5″ 2023 Cedar Park (TX)
Riley Shore 6’7″ 2023 Rockhill (Frisco TX)
Matthew Stokes 6’8″ 2023 Houston (Germantown TN)
Lekendrick Taylor Jr. 6’6″ 2024 Wilson (Dallas TX)
David Terrell Jr. 6’3″ 2023 Mansfield Summit (Arlington TX)
Josh Ugbaja 6’4″ 2023 Legacy School of Sport Sciences (Spring TX)
Wadang Wel 6’11″ 2023 Redemption Life Tabernacle (Tulsa OK)
Several other players played well at this camp and could have competed favorably in one of the all-star games but due to space limitations were unable to be included. These players denoted as camp “honorable mention” (in alphabetical order) include: 6-9 2023 Kody Alexander (Wills Point/TX), 6-5 2023 Nyout Arop (Chisholm Trail/Ft. Worth TX), 5-8 2024 Sean Benton (Byron Nelson/Trophy Club TX), 5-7 2024 Juan “BJ” Boyce Jr. (Collierville/TN), 6-5 2024 Biggie Caliste (St. Augustine/New Orleans, LA), 5-8 2023 Jacovey Campbell (McKinney/TX), 6-3 2023 Jayden Cofer (Universal Academy/Dallas TX), 5-11 2023 DJ Cole (Morrilton/AR), 6-3 2023 Campbell Coleman (Edmond Memorial/Edmond OK), 6-3 2023 Jayden Cofer (Universal Academy/Dallas TX), 6-4 Kyler Courtney (Rockwell/TX), 6-4 2023 Ty Cox (Universal Academy/Dallas TX), 6-4 2023 Zac Dunn (Casady School/Oklahoma City OK), 5-8 2024 Darius Edwards (Cedar Hill/TX), 5-8 2024 Darius Edwards (Cedar Hill/TX), 6-5 2024 Dealyn Evans (Pine Tree/Longview TX), 6-3 2023 Tre’Lin Green (Lewisville/TX), 6-3 2023 Peyton Gusters (Mac Arthur/Irving TX), 6-0 2023 Parker Hannah (Keller/TX), 6-8 2024 Manasse Itele (Premier Academy/Houston TX), 6-4 2024 Trey Jackson (South Oak Cliff/Dallas TX), 6-2 2024 Charles Johnson (Richardson/TX), 5-9 2023 Kameron Johnson Jr. (Archbishop Shaw/Marrero LA), 6-4 2023 Braeden Jordan (Universal Academy/Dallas TX), 5-11 2023 Jaden Juarez (Loyalty College Prep/North Richland Hills TX), 6-3 2024 Henoc Kabeya (Premier Academy/Houston TX), 6-1 2023 Ofri Kauf (Clark/Plano TX), 6-4 2023 Rylan Kennedy (Lake Ridge/Mansfield TX), 6-4 2024 Luke Law (Salado/TX), 6-7 2024 Christopher Leman (Newman School/New Orleans LA), 6-1 2025 Jordan Lowery (Guyer/Denton TX), 6-1 2024 Nathan Macadory (Faith Family Academy/Dallas TX), 5-11 2024 Amaru Martin (Lone Star/Frisco TX), 6-5 2024 Chris Mason (Victory Christian/Tulsa OK), 6-4 2023 Joseph Mayberry III (Lancaster/TX), 6-2 2023 Jelani McDonald (Connally/Waco TX), 6-2 2024 Bryson McGlothin (Wylie/TX), 6-2 2023 Bobby McWard (McKinney Christian Academy/McKinney TX), 6-8 2024 Israel Nansha (Hillcrest/Dallas TX), 6-3 2023 Gehrig Normand (Birdville/North Richland Hills TX), 6-3 2023 Reginald Osborne (Red Oak/TX), 6-2 2023 Justin Page (Manual/Peoria IL), 6-2 2024 Isayah Pankey (Wilson/Dallas TX), 6-1 2023 Sebastian Perry (Heritage Hall/Oklahoma City OK), 5-10 2024 Qu’Ron Quezare (North Crowley/Ft. Worth TX), 6-0 2024 Tommy Reddick (Dumas JR HS/AR), 6-4 2023 Justin Scott (Home School/Spring TX), 6-0 2023 Addison Shelton (Parkview/Little Rock AR), 6-2 2024 Joshua Smith Jr. (East/Memphis TN), 6-4 2024 Ashton Stanford (Harker Heights/Killeen TX), 6-4 2024 Jamari Thigpen (Madison Prep/Baton Rouge LA), 6-0 2023 Gerron Trapps (Manual Academy/Peoria IL), 5-10 2024 D’von Turner (South Garland/Garland TX), 5-10 2023 Christian Vann (Rockwall/TX), 5-10 2023 Daniel Vieira-Tuck (Mansfield Timberview/Arlington TX), 6-6 2024 Jamie Vinson (St. Michael’s Catholic Academy/Austin TX), 6-5 2023 Gabriel Warren (John Paul/Plano TX), 6-5 2024 Mason Wells (Madison Prep/Baton Rouge LA)